§ Mr. Stinchcombe
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations have been made by the Government to secure the continuation of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. 
§ Mr. Caborn
I met representatives of Octagon Motorsports, the British Racing Drivers' Club, and the Motor Sports Association on 11 December to hear at first hand Octagon's proposals for improving arrangements for the 2002 British Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as wider proposals for the long term development of Silverstone Following that meeting I met Max Mosley, President of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, on 12 December to inform him of the Government's commitment to motor sport and the British Grand Prix. My right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister also wrote to Mr. Mosley on this issue.